Summer School Holiday Activity Guide 2019

Summer is on the way and along with the change in weather, it’s time to organise activities for the summer school holidays!

The holidays are on their way and that means it’s time to find new activities!

We have partnered with local Northern Beaches businesses to deliver you this list of activities available over the Summer School Holidays.
These activities are always VERY popular, so make sure you book quickly!

Don’t forget to check back regularly as we will continue to add new activities. And if you are running an activity and would like it added,
simply click here.

There are also some special discounts so make sure you mention
Northern Beaches Mums!

C.A.P.A Academy

Keep cool this summer by attending fantastic Dance, Drama, Singing and Acrobatic/Circus Arts workshops in Warriewood.

Classes are held in a fully air-conditioned state of the art studios. Experienced qualified teachers and industry professionals instruct exciting workshops for all students. Students are able to attend 1 or multiple days or join in the 3-day intensive Dance and/or Theatre program. 

$75.00 per day, discounts for multiple days.
C.A.P.A. Academy accepts both Creative and Active Kids vouchers.

Age groups:
Junior: 5 – 8 years
Preteen: 9 – 12 years
Teen: 13 – 15 years

Time: 9am – 3pm daily
Before and After care available (additional costs apply).

Wednesday 22 January – Friday 24 January: Theatre Camp
Wednesday 22 January – Friday 24 January: Dance Camp

Individual Workshops
Monday 20 January: Acrobatics Arts/Circus skills
Tuesday 21 January: Drama for Stage and Screen
Wednesday 22 January: Singing/Busking Workshop
Thursday 23 January: Dance/Hip Hop/ Musical Theatre
Friday 24 January: Performing Arts Day
Tuesday 28 January: Performing Arts Day

BOOK NOW! Limited spaces available

Phone: 0402 726 676
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.capa-academy.com.au/

The Newport

The Newport’s waterfront location and stunning Pittwater views have made it a Northern Beaches go-to for decades. With an alfresco marketplace feel, you can choose your own adventure within their variety of food outlets and experiential areas; each with their own style and personality. There’s a lot to offer for the kids over these summer holidays, so you can relax while they have fun!

Santa’s also coming to visit The Newport! Make sure you swing by for a family pic with Santa and write a letter to the North Pole.

When: December – February

  • Mondays 6:30pm: Cinema by the Sea
    Sit back and enjoy a popcorn or gelato while they feature a line-up of Hollywood classics and family favourites.
  • Tuesdays 9:30am: Mother’s Group with Learn to the Beat
    Your kids will be entertained with educational music and activities, while you can enjoy a coffee and catch up with old (or new) friends.
  • Wednesdays 6:30pm: Surf-In Cinema
    Riding the wave with our local surfing community. Every Wednesday The Newport will partner with Surf Aid and Red Bull to have screenings of new premiers and classic surf films, as well as welcoming some ‘drop in’ local and international surfing legends.
  • Thursdays 9:30am: Yoga on the Deck
    Keep rolling all summer long. Enjoy a morning of health and wellbeing with a free yoga class on the deck, run by Modern Movement.
  • Fridays 5pm: It’s Friyay!
    Kick start the weekend with DJs and a cheeky dancefloor by the water.
  • Saturdays
    Live entertainment on the stage all day, while you enjoy drinks and a meal on the waterfront.
  • Sundays
    Kids entertainment every weekend with the Reptile Man and Little Creative Co party time.

Santa: 11am – 1pm every Saturday in December, leading up to Christmas.

  • 7th December
  • 14th December
  • 21st December

Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required, first in best dressed

Website: http://merivale.com/thenewport/
Location: 2 Kalinya Street, Newport

The Collaroy

With a beachside backdrop, The Collaroy is the perfect spot to entertain the kids these summer holidays. Why not grab a coffee, a glass of wine, or a bite to eat with your friends, whilst the children are entertained in the play room.

Santa’s also coming to visit The Collaroy! Make sure you swing by for a family pic with Santa and write a letter to the North Pole.

When: December – February

Santa: 11am-1pm every Sunday in December, leading up to Christmas.

  • 8th December
  • 15th December
  • 22nd December

Cost: Free
Bookings: Not required

Website: http://merivale.com/thecollaroy
Location: 1064 Pittwater Road, Collaroy Beach

Motiv8sports Northern Beaches

Join Motiv8sports 2-day SUMMER CAMP and give your child one of the best experiences in the holidays. Beat the heat this summer and join them for the ultimate water-themed multi-sports camp. Their coaching crew will bring the beach to a venue near you, for the coolest event of the January school holidays. Although they will still get through their usual series of trademark sports, each afternoon is jam-packed with wet & wild sports sure to cool campers down during summer.

With their trademark array of non-contact sports and team building challenges, this is sure to be the best two days of your child’s holidays. Summer Camp is designed to cater for all sporting abilities with a strong focus on energy and effort rather than sporting capability.

Check out their Facebook page to see the raving reviews that they have received from the parents of happy children. Don’t miss out! Their October camps had 500 kids attend and both sold out!

  • Kindy to Year 6
  • 2 full days, 8:30am – 3:30pm (non-sleepover)
  • Non stop sports, music and high energy all day long
  • New campers receive their very own ROOKIE Jersey as part of their milestone rewards program that they get to wear during camp

Dates & Venues:
January 15th & 16th at Killarney Heights High School OR
January 22nd & 23rd at Northern Beaches Secondary College Senior Campus Freshwater

Price: $112.50 – $125.00 for 2 days
2019 $100 CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHERS also accepted

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT – SAVE 10%, click on the website to book.

Phone: 0402 281 842
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://motiv8sports.com.au/
Facebook: Motiv8sports Northern Beaches

Northern Beaches Vacation Care

They have some sizzlin’ hot activities this summer with excursions to Manly Surf & Slide, Circus Akimbo, BBQs at The Baisin and Manly Dam, Ryde Aquatic Centre, Taronga Zoo, Rockhouse Brookvale, Ice Zoo and more!

There is also a heap of action planned in-centre including Zumba Dance group, Laser Warriors, DJ Kitkat, Art Illusions and Tom Foolery Magician. 

Daily fee is $72.00 (Child Care Subsidy available)

View their brochure.

Bookings open: Monday 25th of November at 7am

Phone: 9942 2312
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/services/children/child-care/vacation-care

Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Theresa Finister Lynch is the owner of Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches, specialising in helping families get to where they need to go when there’s no one else around to help, especially during the summer school holidays.

Services include:

  • 24-hour airport and cruise transfers (all age child seats supplied)
  • School holiday activities pick up/drop off safely home
  • Healthy, interesting home cooking for the whole family
  • Kid’s parties’ driver
  • In-home caring for children & pets
  • Personal Shopping and holiday outings for those who need extra care and assistance

Phone: 0432 144 861
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://northernbeaches.ladiesrunningerrands.com.au/
Facebook: Ladies Running Errands Northern Beaches

Bricks 4 Kidz Northern Beaches

BRICKS 4 KIDZ® School Holiday Workshops are the BEST HOLIDAY FUN for kids on Sydney’s Northern Beaches!

From the fun Master Brick Builders to the cool Galaxy Far Away, and EXCITING Coding with Robotics, and MORE, there are fabulous activities for every child!

Convenient & cool Northern Beaches locations starting 9th of December, for kids who get out early and heaps of January programs!

Extended hours in the Collaroy centre.
Plus book before 15th of December and receive a BONUS gift – a subscription to your choice of popular magazines – perfect for a bit of “me time” or as a Chrissy gift!

Visit their website for all the details!

Phone: 0476 884 100
Email: n[email protected]
Website: http://bricks4kidz.com.au/sydney-northern-beaches/
Facebook: Bricks 4 Kidz (Northern Beaches, Sydney)
Location: Collaroy, Balgowlah and Forestville

Manly Sailing

Manly Sailing is kicking off the summer with their 5-day adventure camps! Kids will have the opportunity to discover Manly cove by sail, kayak, snorkel, windsurf and MORE.

There will be treasure hunts, ultimate quizzes and of course water sports. This is the perfect place to make new friends and is suitable for all school-aged kids.

Manly Sailing’s instructors are fully certified and will cater to both complete beginners and advanced sailors.

Camp dates:
December 2019: 9th – 13th | 16th – 17th
January 2020: 6th – 10th | 13th – 17th | 20th – 24th

Minimum age is 7 years old. Book now via their website!

Phone: 9977 4000
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.manlysailing.com/
Instagram: manlysailing
Location: Ground floor, Manly Yacht Club, East Esplanade

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club

Welcome to the Alfred’s Australian Sailing Kids Learn to Sail & Youth Out There Programs.

Sailing is one of the most satisfying and fulfilling sporting activity, it is such an incredibly versatile sport, it can be enjoyed by young and old, at adrenalin pumping levels or an avenue to enjoy a Sunday afternoon on Pittwater. Best of all, it all starts these December and January Holidays.

Be it learning to sail or joining the youth program and enjoying a variety of on-water activities, SUPs, Windsurfing, Keelboats or Dingy sailing. Each course runs for 4 days (9am – 3.30pm) and is delivered by Australian Sailing (AS) accredited instructors following a national syllabus.

Register today with the RPAYC.

Phone: 9998 3700
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.rpayc.com.au/
Facebook: The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club – RPAYC
Location: 16 Mitala Street, Newport

Camp Kedron

Kedron Adventure – Day Camp

What are your kids doing these holidays? Kedron Adventure is an exciting, fun-filled day camp at Camp Kedron, Ingleside for children in years 3 to 6 in 2020. Your son or daughter will be able to experience the fun and excitement of camp, enjoy outdoor activities and games, make new friends, participate in fun Bible discovery sessions plus an excursion to a local aquatic centre.  

DATES: January 6th – 9th (Monday to Thursday)
TIMES: 8.30am – 5pm
FOR: Children in years 3 – 6 in 2020
COST: $120.00 (includes cooked lunch and activities for 4 days)  

BOOK ONLINE at their website or call for more information.

Phone: 9450 1296
Email: [email protected]on.com
Website: http://www.campkedron.com/
Location: Ingleside

Mind Shift Project


Mind Shift Project offers two types of workshops:

Shine from Within one day workshop is designed to help your daughter feel stronger, happier, more secure and confident within herself.

High School Here I Come one day workshop specifically designed for boys and girls starting High School in 2020. This workshop is designed to help your child learn the skills to adjust to change and embrace new experiences, build resilience and how to manage stress, anxiety and study pressure

The workshops are jam-packed with exciting and interactive activities to help students feel happy, energised and inspired.

Visit their website for more information.

Phone: 0406 748 207
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.mindshiftproject.com.au/
Facebook: Mind Shift Project
Location: Collaroy Beach

Camp Blue


With today’s society offering so many different options for our children, choosing a single program to suit all your children’s interests can be difficult.

Camp Blue SYDNEY’S PREMIER HOLIDAY PROGRAM has set itself apart by providing fun and engaging activities for ALL personalities.

  • CCS accredited
  • Choose your own schedule
  • Over 16 activities to choose from
  • Week 1: January 6th – 10th 2020
  • Week 2: January 13th – 17th 2020
  • Teen Camp: January 21st – 23rd 2020

Activities are listed on their website.

Phone: 9400 9413
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.campblue.com.au/
Location: Stella Maris, Manly

Splashed! Swim School


Their popular school holiday intensive program FastTrack is back this summer!

  • Do you have a frightened swimmer?
  • Has your child plateaued in their learning?
  • Need to master a specific stroke or water safety skill to move to the next level?
  • Are they ready to move up, and want a kick start to the new exercises?
  • Do they just love to swim?

Good swimming technique takes time, repetition and practice. By enhancing regular swimming sessions with their intensive program, they achieve faster skill progression and a great boost to confidence and ability.

When: Monday 20th – Friday 24th January 2020
Cost: $112.50

Visit their website for more information.

Phone: 9999 6715
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.splashedswimschool.com.au/
Facebook: Splashed! Swim School
Location: Unit 25, 14 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood

Resilience in Kids

Give your kids important life skills these school holidays! These Resilience Camps are for everyday primary school-aged children experiencing everyday challenges. They are fun and play-based and include drama, art, craft, storytelling and lots of games. They explore a whole range of topics, including confidence, friendship, emotions, the inner voice, the growth mindset, positive psychology and more, all in a safe and supportive environment. Your kids will have a great time AND learn important social and emotional skills!

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher!

Book at www.resilienceinkids.com.au/bookholidayworkshops.

Phone: 0406 776 800 
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.resilienceinkids.com.au

Goodwin’s Tennis

Keep your kids active & entertained over the summer & book them in for Goodwin’s January school holidays tennis camps. It’s a great way to have fun while learning a sport they can play for life!

  • Ages 4 & up welcome
  • Experienced, qualified coaches
  • Hot Shots tennis
  • Full week & daily bookings available
  • FREE before & after camp care
  • FREE McDonald’s lunch each Friday
  • Lots of fun & prizes to be won!

Phone: 9979 6772 / 0410 523 726
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.goodwinstennisacademy.com.au/
Facebook: Goodwin’s Tennis Academy
Location: Mona Vale Tennis Club, Kitchener Park, Mona Vale


Hit the ground running. Students who start the year well, keep the momentum all year. The first weeks of Term 1 are critical as it is the time when grading tests are conducted and the classes for the year are set. Their holiday program is designed to refresh and consolidate content from the previous year and get a head start on the new year’s work!

When: Mon 20 Jan, Tues 21 Jan, Wed 22 Jan, Thurs 23 Jan, Fri 24 Jan
Times: 10am-12:10pm and/or 1pm – 3:10pm

Sessions are 2 hours. For best results, we recommend attending all days, but you may choose selected days. Places are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Whether you want to focus on English, maths or a little of both….let them know. The choice is yours. All sessions are catered to the individual.

New students will require an assessment prior – please click here to request your free assessment.

Phone: Dee Why – 9982 4859 | Mona Vale – 9979 5476
Email: Dee Why – [email protected] | Mona Vale – [email protected]
Website: https://numberworksnwords.com/au/
Facebook: NumberWorks’nWords Northern Beaches

PIEX Education

The massive summer break is upon us! Do you have any plans for your kids during this time?

Join their fun and exciting coding, robotics, engineering, science holiday program! PIEX program is designed to foster kids creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills!  

Their January holiday program is at various locations including Dural, Neutral Bay and Sydney Olympic Park.

You can also use the $100 Creative Kids voucher towards their program.

Sign up now for early bird price at https://www.piexeducation.com/enrolment/

Phone: 0422 883 015
Website: http://www.piexeducation.com/

You still have the chance to be a part of the
Summer School Holiday Activity Guide!

The Summer School Holiday Activity Guide is the perfect guide to showcase your business and activities!

We are still accepting submissions for the guide at a discounted price (as you have missed the special edition newsletter). But you can still be part of the other platforms including the website, Facebook and Instagram. 

Click here to find out how.

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